UK Degree Shows: What’s On When

Detail from last year’s Central Saint Martins graphic design show catalogue (by Oscar & Ewan). Degree shows offer a great opportunity for graduates to direct attention to themselves and their work. You’d never guess…
It’s that time of year again: the student degree shows are about to kick off and, potentially, launch the career of many a future creative star. Here at CR we do our best to see as many shows as we can and have compiled a list of some of the main ones to see this year, from all over the UK. For those of you who like to see as much work as possible in one place, we’ve also got details on the group shows from D&AD, Free Range and New Designers that showcase the work of hundreds of colleges. And if you want to add details of any other shows we haven’t included here, then please leave all the relevant info as a comment…

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Detail from last year’s Central Saint Martins graphic design show catalogue (by Oscar & Ewan). Degree shows offer a great opportunity for graduates to direct attention to themselves and their work. You’d never guess…

It’s that time of year again: the student degree shows are about to kick off and, potentially, launch the career of many a future creative star. Here at CR we do our best to see as many shows as we can and have compiled a list of some of the main ones to see this year, from all over the UK. For those of you who like to see as much work as possible in one place, we’ve also got details on the group shows from D&AD, Free Range and New Designers that showcase the work of hundreds of colleges. And if you want to add details of any other shows we haven’t included here, then please leave all the relevant info as a comment…

GROUP SHOWS:

D&AD New Blood 2008
June 23–June 25
Held at Earls Court in London
New Blood showcases the work of hundreds of graduates from all over the world. Expect to see some great new talent on show here.
dandad.org/education/new-blood.html

Free Range
May 30–July 21
The Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane, London, plays host to the work of 3,000 graduates from UK colleges. Now in its eighth year, Free Range offers a great snapshot of the current graduate year’s creative work.
free-range.org.uk

New Designers
July 10–July 13
Bringing together over 4,000 graduates from across all the major disciplines, New Designers offers up the next generation of creatives at the Business Design Centre in north London. Definitely worth a look.
newdesigners.com

COLLEGE DEGREE SHOWS:

The Arts University College at Bournemouth
All courses 
June 18–June 25
aucb.ac.uk

Brighton University
All courses
May 31–June 5
brighton.ac.uk

Camberwell College of Arts
BA courses
June 17–June 21
MA courses
July 2–July 6
camberwell.arts.ac.uk

Central Saint Martins
College of Art and Design
All courses
Jun 11–July 5
csm.arts.ac.uk

Chelsea College of Art and Design
All courses
June 14–June 19
chelsea.arts.ac.uk

Cumbria Institute of the Arts
All courses
June 18–June 25
cumbria.ac.uk

De Montfort University
Graphic Design
June 13-19
freshlypicked.co.uk

Edinburgh College of Art
All courses
June 14–June 24
eca.ac.uk

Glasgow School of Art
All courses
June14–June 21
gsa.ac.uk

Goldsmiths College
All art and design courses showing at Free Range in London
(see above)
goldsmiths.ac.uk

KLC School of Design
All courses
July 1–July 2
klc.co.uk

Manchester Metropolitan University
All courses
June 14–end date TBC
mmu.ac.uk

Newport School of Art, Media and Design
All courses
May 30–June 6
newport.ac.uk

Norwich School of Art and Design
All courses
June 26–July 2
nsad.ac.uk

Nottingham Trent University
All courses
June 17–June 12
ntu.ac.uk

Royal College of Art
Design courses
June 24–July 5
rca.ac.uk

Sheffield Hallam University
All courses
June 12–June 19
shu.ac.uk/creativespark

Swansea Institute
All photography shows at Free Range (above) except BA photography: May 17–May 30, Swansea
sihe.ac.uk

University College Falmouth
All courses
June 17–June 21
falmouth.ac.uk

UWIC, Cardiff School of Art and Design
All courses
June 8–June 13
csad.uwic.ac.uk

Wimbledon College of Art
BA courses
June 19–June 25
MA courses
September 4–September 10
wimbledon.arts.ac.uk

The listings included here feature in our Graduate Guide, free with the current issue of CR.

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